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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Railroad Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Oil and Gas Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Railroad Law Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate Railroad Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Peoria, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Brunswick, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Brunswick, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Railroad Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Railroad Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Labor and Employment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law

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Railroad Law Definition

The major (“Class I”) railroads in the United States, of which there are fewer than ten, and the multitude of regional (“Class II”) and short line (“Class III”) railroads consume types of legal services that might be needed by any business enterprise, e.g. real estate, environmental, government relations, or property law. Depending on facts and circumstances, they also can be subject to administrative worker compensation systems such as state worker’s compensation programs, the federal Black Lung Benefits Act, or the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

However, particular to railroads, therefore properly thought of as “Railroad Law,” is litigation in two areas of law: highway/railroad grade crossing litigation and occupational injury litigation under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. §51, et seq.

Intersections between railroad traffic and highway traffic exist all over the country and are frequently the scene of collisions that result in serious personal injury and property damage, and commensurate litigation. Various provisions of state and federal law along with principles of physics, acoustics, and semiotics affect grade crossing litigation that make it an area of specialization.

A railroad whose business activity affects interstate commerce can be sued under the FELA by its employees who suffer injury from work that is performed in furtherance of interstate commerce. Effectively, this includes most railroads and all of their employees. Claims under the FELA are brought in lieu of claims under state workers’ compensation systems. The types of injuries for which railroads are sued under the FELA include “traumatic” injuries that occur from one or a few incidents and occupational diseases that are claimed to result from a long series of exposures to the disease-causing activity or substance. The FELA has been in effect for more than 100 years, and a specialized body of law has grown up around litigation under the Act.

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The major (“Class I”) railroads in the United States, of which there are fewer than ten, and the multitude of regional (“Class II”) and short line (“Class III”) railroads consume types of legal services that might be needed by any business enterprise, e.g. real estate, environmental, government relations, or property law. Depending on facts and circumstances, they also can be subject to administrative worker compensation systems such as state worker’s compensation programs, the federal Black Lung Benefits Act, or the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

However, particular to railroads, therefore properly thought of as “Railroad Law,” is litigation in two areas of law: highway/railroad grade crossing litigation and occupational injury litigation under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. §51, et seq.

Intersections between railroad traffic and highway traffic exist all over the country and are frequently the scene of collisions that result in serious personal injury and property damage, and commensurate litigation. Various provisions of state and federal law along with principles of physics, acoustics, and semiotics affect grade crossing litigation that make it an area of specialization.

A railroad whose business activity affects interstate commerce can be sued under the FELA by its employees who suffer injury from work that is performed in furtherance of interstate commerce. Effectively, this includes most railroads and all of their employees. Claims under the FELA are brought in lieu of claims under state workers’ compensation systems. The types of injuries for which railroads are sued under the FELA include “traumatic” injuries that occur from one or a few incidents and occupational diseases that are claimed to result from a long series of exposures to the disease-causing activity or substance. The FELA has been in effect for more than 100 years, and a specialized body of law has grown up around litigation under the Act.